Plain Language for Lawyers

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Federation Press, 1996 - Law - 252 pages
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In 1991, the idea of drafting in plain language was difficult for many lawyers to accept, but now plain language has become almost mainstream.

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Contents

What is this book about?
1
What is plain language?
11
Why plain language?
26
Fundamentals
72
Structure
82
Words
103
Grammatical structures to avoid
122
Legal affectations and other nasty habits
146
What about the rules of legal interpretation?
185
A plain language vocabulary
197
Document design
204
Testing your writing
224
Any questions?
233
Nine more ways to test your writing
238
Thank you
242
Index
243

Overused words and formulas
165
big problems
170
Copyright

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